Today's News

  • COLUMN: Happy 200th birthday!


    Congratulations, Perry County on 200 great years. The News’ Monday edition prints Saturday mornings so this is written before most of the weekend celebration of Perry County’s bicentennial gets underway. As of Friday morning, a 200-mile relay race was underway and preparations were being made for Saturday’s celebration at the Schergens Center.

    I hope Saturday afternoon’s crowd was large. Keep an eye on Thursday’s edition for coverage.

  • EDITORIAL: Your vote is your voice - Don’t give it away

    Will you vote in tomorrow’s election?

    Many of us will. In fact, well over 1,000 people have already cast ballots in early voting.

    Others of us will turn out tomorrow to choose from the men and women who want to represent us in a several important posts, including county sheriff, prosecutor, auditor, clerk, coroner, state senator and state representative and Congress.

    Those are important positions as they impact the direction of local, state and federal government.

  • Woman seeks pageant support

    TELL CITY – Jaylen Avallone, 21, of Tell City has a taking-it-to-the-next-level request.

    She was recently named Miss Hoosier State Coed Queen for the Miss America Coed Pageant System in a Lexington, Ky., pageant, she said.

    She underwent interview, on-stage introduction and evening-wear competitions and also earned first place in an optional speech category by talking about cyber-bullying. She said she participates in the pageants because they help boost her self-confidence, will help her in future job interviews “and they’re fun.”

  • Talk to a lawyer for free Thursday

    EVANSVILLE – The next free talk to a lawyer telephone clinic is set for Thursday, Nov. 6.

    The monthly telephone clinic will have volunteer attorneys available to accept general questions regarding Indiana law from 4:30 to 7 p.m. CST. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s never too early to get a head start regarding legal questions that might arise, either in a game of trivia or in life situations.

  • Coming Events

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Moose soup, chicken dinners available Nov. 8

  • Unwanted Halloween candy will go to soldiers

    PERRY COUNTY – Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts 192 would like to encourage the drop-off of individually wrapped pieces of unwanted or leftover Halloween candy.

    There are drop-off boxes located at William Tell Elementary School, Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Perry Central Community School, Butler Dentistry, Rudolph Dentistry, Fifth Third Bank, Old National Bank on Main Street, German American Bank on Main Street, Tell City Water Department, Tell City Electric Department and St. Paul Ministry Center.

  • Actress with local ties to appear in “Criminal Minds”

    PERRY COUNTY – Lauren Albert, granddaughter of Perry County native Virginia Dulworth, will appear in an episode of Criminal Minds Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. on CBS.

    The episode is titled “If the Shoe Fits.” Albert has a brief speaking part near the start of the program.

    Albert is a 2013 graduate of Butler University, where she majored in theater. Albert moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in January where she has been busy with acting workshops, auditions, music videos and independent films.

  • Hospital auxiliary holiday bazaar Thursday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. There will also be a silent auction.

  • Cannelton Elementary Fall Fest

    A court of elementary sweethearts and their attendants were on parade Thursday night in anticipation of announcement of the 69th annual Cannelton Fall Fest queen. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)




  • Five candidates running for three seats on Cannelton School Board


    CANNELTON – Voters in Cannelton Tuesday will choose from among five people who are running for three seats on the Cannelton City Schools Board. Incumbents Barbara Beard, James Lawson Jr. and Jerry Harris are seeking new four-year terms. Also running are Amanda Kennedy and Robert Olberding.